Hazelnuts: New Source of Key Fat for Infant Formula That's More Like Mother's Milk, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Reveals
Published: May 24, 2012
Scientists are reporting development of a healthy "designer fat" that, when added to infant formula, provides a key nutrient that premature babies need in high quantities, but isn't available in large enough amounts in their mothers' milk. The new nutrient, based on hazelnut oil, also could boost nutrition for babies who are bottle-fed for other reasons. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.